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    Default Powerful New Capabilities in Alpha Five v12

    Hello

    Alpha have just announced a AA V12 upgrade.

    Firstly, what is the situation with existing develpers who already have paid their current subscription.

    Secondly what is the situation on Run Time Licenses for this new version.

    Thanks you for your help. It is much appreciated.

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    Default Re: Powerful New Capabilities in Alpha Five v12

    Alex,

    If you have a current subscription to AA then you can download and use the latest versions.
    Where did you see news of this upgrade? Latest release I can see is from August 2019.

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    Default Re: Powerful New Capabilities in Alpha Five v12

    Hello Jon

    It was an email message we got 31st October.

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    Reading about it at:https://www.alphasoftware.com/v12-desktop-new-features?utm_campaign=AlphaAnywhere&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=78802198&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_wkANcyRXcQFxsmAgrTKoI3dkdctp1EfYffPwFmOj1SwAvhGmEiGhUbBTEJYDGeelvEFYtUu9GTqzcd-pUvyzSBGBb2Q&_hsmi=78802198

    it grabbed my attention for two reasons.

    1: it is focused on building desktop apps
    2: in my mind it underpins Alpha's commitment to the desktop

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    Default Re: Powerful New Capabilities in Alpha Five v12

    I agree, it's good to see Alpha improving the desktop. I just wish they made it easier to find such information on their website - I can't find a single link to anything desktop related.

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    Default Re: Powerful New Capabilities in Alpha Five v12

    Hello Jon
    I notice the above link doesn't work.
    Try
    https://www.alphasoftware.com/v12-de..._hsmi=78802198

    When you go on to this page you get the Can I help you dialogue on the bottom right.
    Twice I have asked the initial questions and twice the dialogue finished by saying someone would come back to me.

    I'm still waiting replies.

    Personally from the amount of comments (mine included) about not hearing very much about their development for the desktop and some of the bullet points on the email, I would hav ethought they would have shouting from the highest roof tops but...
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    Default Re: Powerful New Capabilities in Alpha Five v12

    What has impressed me is that when you run V12 runtime solution/app using Remote Access (I mean here web enabled not RDS) the experience is as great as with native web application but you have desktop features available and maybe lot of less security problems. Sure there is a future for V12 Desktop.

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    Default Re: Powerful New Capabilities in Alpha Five v12

    Hi Kenneth,
    Can you please elaborate with much more detail what you are describing. The cryptic nature of your post doesn't deliver much depth to understand what you have experienced that leads to optimism. Thanks you.
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    Default Re: Powerful New Capabilities in Alpha Five v12

    When the client access A12 runtime application using just web browser the user experience is just great and the Alpha desktop features are available for developer when application is developed.

    And for user it is actually hard to understand that one is actually using a desktop application running in a web browser. So no need for RDS client just browser is enough.

    What comes to A12 the options for developer are endless. Just the nodejs integration open doors almost anything. And the option to use for example Chrome control in xdialog opens doors to very exited solutions if you think you are actually developing a desktop solution which runs in browser.

    One nice option is also if you have WAS installed in same server as your runtime application then you can run also WAS application in localhost and show the application in Xdialog which has chrome control configured. Then you can also use features in you desktop application that are maybe available just in Alpha web part and your WAS server is just available from localhost so no direct access from web (this I have not tested yet).

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    Default Re: Powerful New Capabilities in Alpha Five v12

    Kenneth, what's your favorite tool to permit "using just web browser" to connect to and run the runtime database?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Powerful New Capabilities in Alpha Five v12

    Quote Originally Posted by alexmuir View Post
    2: in my mind it underpins Alpha's commitment to the desktop
    ???????? What commitment? Hasn't it been many years since there was such a thing? And rightly so, I suppose. Gotta go where the market and money are. Or die.

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    Default Re: Powerful New Capabilities in Alpha Five v12

    Hi Kenneth,
    you lost me at "When the client access A12 runtime application using just web browser...."
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    Default Re: Powerful New Capabilities in Alpha Five v12

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Cone Jr View Post
    Kenneth, what's your favorite tool to permit "using just web browser" to connect to and run the runtime database?

    Thanks
    TSPlus. If anyone will test then little info to save your time. Obviously if you use for testing external IP then it is better to use SSL. There is available ready to use self signed certificate for 100 years (cert.jks). So you do not need to create anyting just use that.

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